3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In San Jose, CA04/25/2016Curtis Orton ”In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” - Henry Rollins. If you’re like me, springtime inspires you to open your windows and clean out the cobwebs to get your home in tip-top shape. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in San Jose to give your home a fresh start. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is a great time to make sure your home’s systems are running properly for the summer. Homeowners in San Jose should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to check that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Replace your furnace and air conditioning filters so that your HVAC system is energy efficient. Local HVAC companies may will do this service for a small cost. Smoke Detectors. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your family and home safe. Replace the batteries in your alarms in the spring and in the fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for small cracks. Repair the caulking as needed. Put in window treatments, like plantation shutters, to enhance your window’s energy efficiency. Open up each window to ensure that they can freely move. 2. Deep Clean Your House So That It Shines If you want to see your house really sparkle, give it a deep clean. First, declutter every room to open up the area. After that, clean areas you don’t scrub regularly including ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Shine up your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Move your furniture to clean the areas under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Scrub your screens and windows to get rid of smudges and dirt. Clean any shutters, draperies, or other window treatments. You can clean your blinds with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look After you’re done with deep cleaning, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. A simple way to redecorate your rooms is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearranging your furniture can give the room a completely new look. Or try shopping your home. This means you switch out the accessories and furniture you already own between rooms. Add more color with fresh paint, colorful accent pillows, and live plants. If you’re ready to completely redo a room, then check out our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s brimming with photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for all areas of your house. Once you’ve decided on the style and color scheme you want, you can bring in furniture, paint colors, and accessories. An easy update for your home is to bring in window treatments that match yourcurrent styles and freshen up your home. You can pick from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters as well as blinds and shades. Find More Design Tips Dive into our design tips for even more ideas for inspiration. And when you discover a look and window treatment that you want, call us at 916-542-1305 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our experts will guide you in finding the perfect window treatment to give your room a beautiful, fresh look this spring.